Removing our street’s turning circle will lead to traffic hell

Not happy with road changes – Carol O’Leary, Frank Peasy, Michael Keeley, and Christine Peasy where the turning circle has been removed

Not happy with road changes – Carol O’Leary, Frank Peasy, Michael Keeley, and Christine Peasy where the turning circle has been removed

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MOTORISTS are fuming after Essex County Council spent nearly £18,000 of taxpayers’ cash to ease congestion near a school – and then paved back over it.

Drivers trying to get to the Cornelius Vermuyden School, in Dinant Avenue, Canvey, have been left with no way of turning round after the council removed a turning circle from the dead-end street last week.

The council created the turning bay by widening a section of the road five years ago, after residents complained about being unable to access their homes before and during school hours.

Michael Keeley, 45, of Dinant Avenue, Canvey, said: “It’s causing major issues for people living down this road, as well as Church Parade and Central Avenue.

“It just becomes like one big car park – you couldn’t get out or move if you wanted to. Not to mention it is becoming so dangerous where everyone is mounting the kerb and trying to get out. You have to accept some degree of traffic living near a school, but to install a solution which worked very well only to take it out again is ludicrous.”

The school has recently undergone a major transformation with the creation of a new £45million building.

The new facilities include a 600sqm sports hall, five recording studios, a school radio station and “immersive” room with touch-sensitive walls.

Work to tear down the old site, located next to the new building, is expected to finish by the end of this month.

County councillor Ray Howard, who is also a borough and town councillor, said: “I’m absolutely disgusted it has been removed.

“You work your socks off trying to get funding for something like this, only to have it removed after such a short time.

“It is a wonderful school, but residents are having a hell of job down there.

“The road is so narrow and now people have nowhere to turn around. I have had residents ringing me up who were horrified to know it has been removed without any notice.

“When you are going to dig up something which serves a very useful purpose to the community it should be subject to consultation.”

A county council spokesman said: “The turning area was removed to improve pedestrian links to the school and to promote sustainable transport as outlined in the planning proposal. There are no plans to reinstall it.”

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4:41pm Tue 24 Apr 12

John T Pharro says...

Essex Highways again. Not consulting residents no surprise.
The money would be better spent repairing the pot holes all over Canvey especially the High Street, Furterwick Road and the one way system.
What idiot in Essex Highways authorised this one?
Essex Highways again. Not consulting residents no surprise. The money would be better spent repairing the pot holes all over Canvey especially the High Street, Furterwick Road and the one way system. What idiot in Essex Highways authorised this one? John T Pharro
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5:03pm Tue 24 Apr 12

billericay boy says...

In laymen terms you canvey lot took the ****. £45m new buildings can't have it both ways. Essex council are doing a wondafull job in my area
( Billaricay)
In laymen terms you canvey lot took the ****. £45m new buildings can't have it both ways. Essex council are doing a wondafull job in my area ( Billaricay) billericay boy
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5:24pm Tue 24 Apr 12

John T Pharro says...

billericay boy wrote:
In laymen terms you canvey lot took the ****. £45m new buildings can't have it both ways. Essex council are doing a wondafull job in my area
( Billaricay)
Where is Billericay?
[quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: In laymen terms you canvey lot took the ****. £45m new buildings can't have it both ways. Essex council are doing a wondafull job in my area ( Billaricay)[/p][/quote]Where is Billericay? John T Pharro
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5:28pm Tue 24 Apr 12

John T Pharro says...

John T Pharro wrote:
billericay boy wrote:
In laymen terms you canvey lot took the ****. £45m new buildings can't have it both ways. Essex council are doing a wondafull job in my area
( Billaricay)
Where is Billericay?
Or should I have spelt it Billaricay?
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: In laymen terms you canvey lot took the ****. £45m new buildings can't have it both ways. Essex council are doing a wondafull job in my area ( Billaricay)[/p][/quote]Where is Billericay?[/p][/quote]Or should I have spelt it Billaricay? John T Pharro
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5:35pm Tue 24 Apr 12

billericay boy says...

John T Pharro wrote:
billericay boy wrote:
In laymen terms you canvey lot took the ****. £45m new buildings can't have it both ways. Essex council are doing a wondafull job in my area
( Billaricay)
Where is Billericay?
It's a small town in Essex that pays **** loads of money to help places like basildon and no doubt
Southend do the same for canvey
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: In laymen terms you canvey lot took the ****. £45m new buildings can't have it both ways. Essex council are doing a wondafull job in my area ( Billaricay)[/p][/quote]Where is Billericay?[/p][/quote]It's a small town in Essex that pays **** loads of money to help places like basildon and no doubt Southend do the same for canvey billericay boy
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5:39pm Tue 24 Apr 12

billericay boy says...

John T Pharro wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
billericay boy wrote:
In laymen terms you canvey lot took the ****. £45m new buildings can't have it both ways. Essex council are doing a wondafull job in my area
( Billaricay)
Where is Billericay?
Or should I have spelt it Billaricay?
preductive text
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: In laymen terms you canvey lot took the ****. £45m new buildings can't have it both ways. Essex council are doing a wondafull job in my area ( Billaricay)[/p][/quote]Where is Billericay?[/p][/quote]Or should I have spelt it Billaricay?[/p][/quote]preductive text billericay boy
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5:56pm Tue 24 Apr 12

Steve H says...

Why are people driving there?

If they work there then they can drive into the grounds, if they are parents then stop moaning and bloody well WALK!!!!

Feel for the residents suffering from the pig ignorance of those that have to drive their darlings 200 metres to school.
Why are people driving there? If they work there then they can drive into the grounds, if they are parents then stop moaning and bloody well WALK!!!! Feel for the residents suffering from the pig ignorance of those that have to drive their darlings 200 metres to school. Steve H
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6:04pm Tue 24 Apr 12

emcee says...

Easy. Drop the kids of at the nearest junction. Church Parade or even Central Ave. Surely these "darling" kids can walk a couple of hundred yards. Whingers, the lot of them.
Easy. Drop the kids of at the nearest junction. Church Parade or even Central Ave. Surely these "darling" kids can walk a couple of hundred yards. Whingers, the lot of them. emcee
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7:00pm Tue 24 Apr 12

John T Pharro says...

Steve H wrote:
Why are people driving there?

If they work there then they can drive into the grounds, if they are parents then stop moaning and bloody well WALK!!!!

Feel for the residents suffering from the pig ignorance of those that have to drive their darlings 200 metres to school.
Spot on. I actually picked my granddaughter up yesterday in the tipping rain because she had managed to leave without her top coat (don't ask why please) and she just walked to Link Road and waited in the bus shelter until I arrived.
No problem and nobody inconvenienced.
[quote][p][bold]Steve H[/bold] wrote: Why are people driving there? If they work there then they can drive into the grounds, if they are parents then stop moaning and bloody well WALK!!!! Feel for the residents suffering from the pig ignorance of those that have to drive their darlings 200 metres to school.[/p][/quote]Spot on. I actually picked my granddaughter up yesterday in the tipping rain because she had managed to leave without her top coat (don't ask why please) and she just walked to Link Road and waited in the bus shelter until I arrived. No problem and nobody inconvenienced. John T Pharro
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7:59pm Tue 24 Apr 12

keithrg says...

Boo to Essex highways again
Boo to Essex highways again keithrg
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7:31am Wed 25 Apr 12

Ian P says...

billericay boy wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
billericay boy wrote: In laymen terms you canvey lot took the ****. £45m new buildings can't have it both ways. Essex council are doing a wondafull job in my area ( Billaricay)
Where is Billericay?
It's a small town in Essex that pays **** loads of money to help places like basildon and no doubt Southend do the same for canvey
I very much doubt that Southend supports Canvey in any shape or form. Southend being a Unitary Authority while Canvey is part of Castle Point Borough Council.
[quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: In laymen terms you canvey lot took the ****. £45m new buildings can't have it both ways. Essex council are doing a wondafull job in my area ( Billaricay)[/p][/quote]Where is Billericay?[/p][/quote]It's a small town in Essex that pays **** loads of money to help places like basildon and no doubt Southend do the same for canvey[/p][/quote]I very much doubt that Southend supports Canvey in any shape or form. Southend being a Unitary Authority while Canvey is part of Castle Point Borough Council. Ian P
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12:45pm Wed 25 Apr 12

The Cater Wood Creeper says...

emcee wrote:
Easy. Drop the kids of at the nearest junction. Church Parade or even Central Ave. Surely these "darling" kids can walk a couple of hundred yards. Whingers, the lot of them.
can't have that, they might get their shoes dirty.....
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: Easy. Drop the kids of at the nearest junction. Church Parade or even Central Ave. Surely these "darling" kids can walk a couple of hundred yards. Whingers, the lot of them.[/p][/quote]can't have that, they might get their shoes dirty..... The Cater Wood Creeper
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9:56am Thu 26 Apr 12

Hugh.Janus says...

What an absolute bunch of moaners, there never has been a 'turning circle' outside the school in Dinant. There was a place to enable people to reverse into if they had taken the wrong turning and found themselves at a dead end. It was never designed for the useless bunch of lazy items that cannot allow their pampered off-spring to walk a few yards to school or even forget the car and actually use public transport or even the two things that were designed to be used in the first place, LEGS. Get over it moaners and get out of your cars, you are not doing these pampered off-spring any favours at all, just making them lazy like you.
What an absolute bunch of moaners, there never has been a 'turning circle' outside the school in Dinant. There was a place to enable people to reverse into if they had taken the wrong turning and found themselves at a dead end. It was never designed for the useless bunch of lazy items that cannot allow their pampered off-spring to walk a few yards to school or even forget the car and actually use public transport or even the two things that were designed to be used in the first place, LEGS. Get over it moaners and get out of your cars, you are not doing these pampered off-spring any favours at all, just making them lazy like you. Hugh.Janus
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